'''Jean-Baptiste Chabot''' (16 February 1860 – 7 January 1948) was a Roman Catholic secular priest and the leading French Syriac studies|Syriac
scholar in the first half of the twentieth century.
Born into a viticultural family at Vouvray-sur-Loire
, Chabot trained at the seminary in Tours where he was ordained. Appointed as assistant priest to La Chapelle-sur-Loire
in 1885, he served for two years before becoming a student of Thomas Joseph Lamy
(1827–1907) at Université catholique de Louvain|Louvain Catholic University
in Belgium. His thesis published in Latin in 1892 was devoted to Isaac of Nineveh
and included three unpublished homilies from British Museum
manuscripts which Chabot translated.
Returning to Paris Chabot studied under Rubens Duval
whose collaborator he became.
In 1893 Chabot published catalogues of Syriac manuscripts preserved at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
and of Syriac...